1 Graduate programs ucmo.edu/graduate
2 2 Graduate Studies STAFF At a glance: 3 How to Apply 4 Graduate Studies Funding 6 Campus Facilities 8 Where is UCM 9 degree Programs Ward Edwards 1800 Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) phone: fax: website: ucmo.edu/graduate Joseph Vaughn Assistant Provost for Research and Dean of the School of Graduate and Extended Studies Janice Putnam Associate Dean of the School of Graduate and Extended Studies Teaching Assistant Training, Human Subjects Approval and Graduate Student Association Tina Church-Hockett Director of Graduate Studies Graduation, Program of Study, Petitions and Graduate Council Shellie Hewitt Systems Coordinator Database Management Krystal Keller Graduate s Representative Graduate s, Recruitment and Enrollment Brittany Gerbec Student Services Coordinator Graduate Assistantships, Applications, Scholarships, and Thesis Information Jill Mathews Student Services Coordinator Online Graduate Programs Marcia Clemens Administrative Assistant to the Dean Graduate s
3 About UCM The University of Central Missouri s graduate programs promote lively intellectual discussions in classes and independent research studies to help you progress in your field. With more than 40 master s degree programs and five education specialist programs, you ll be able to further your knowledge in your field and advance your career. How to Apply Regular admission requires a bachelor s degree from UCM or another accredited institution recognized by the Department of Education. Submit a formal application at ucmo.edu/gradapply. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Include a $30 nonrefundable application fee. Envision yourself with a master s degree from the University of Central Missouri. When all materials are complete, the graduate studies office will conduct an initial evaluation. If you meet the requirements for admission to graduate study, your materials will be forwarded to the department that houses your program of choice for their consideration. The department will then notify you of action taken and your admission status. Learn more about UCM s graduate programs at ucmo.edu/graduate. How to Apply: International Students UCM is home to students from more than 50 countries and is proud of its international student body. To join them, apply for admission at ucmo.edu/intlapply. The application requires: Official (or notarized copy) transcripts in English of all academic achievement in colleges or universities. Official (or notarized) statement(s) indicating all academic degree(s) earned. A statement showing evidence of financial resources while attending a college or university in the United States with sponsor s bank statements to verify. A brief statement describing educational objectives and career plans. Fulfillment of the English proficiency requirement. A $75 nonrefundable application fee. For more information about international admissions, or call
4 Graduate Studies FUNDING Federal Financial Aid Federal financial aid can be used toward the cost of tuition, books or other living expenses so you can focus on attaining your degree. You must be fully admitted into a graduate degree program and enrolled at least on a half-time basis (four graduate credit during the fall and spring semesters; three graduate credit during the summer session) to receive assistance from some of the federal aid programs, including the Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan and work-study employment programs. The Perkins and Stafford loan programs provide low-interest loan assistance that usually does not have to be repaid until after completion of your degree program. The federal work-study program provides assistance through part-time, on-campus or off-campus employment. Work-study positions are available in many administrative and academic areas at UCM, and at several off-campus community service organizations throughout the school year and summer. Graduate Advisor Once you are admitted to a graduate program, a faculty member in your department will be appointed as your graduate advisor. Your graduate adviser will help you plan your program of study and provide advice to you as you progress through graduate school. Graduate Assistantships Many students use graduate assistantships to provide financial support while gaining valuable professional experiences in their field of study. Duties vary depending on the type of assistantship, but include areas such as: teaching, laboratory, research, administration and student engagement. Each department appoints its own graduate assistant. The compensation for a full-time graduate assistant (20 per week) is $3,750 per semester or $7,500 for two semesters. Graduate assistants are also eligible for a scholarship that will be applied to the cost of coursework. A list of available graduate assistantships and procedures for applying can be found at jobs.ucmo.edu. Thanks to my master s in math from UCM, I ve been offered several positions related to mathematics and have gone on to successful Ph.D. studies. Justin Hoffmeier, M.S. in Mathematics 4
5 Graduate Student Association The Graduate Student Association gives you a forum of your peers for discussion of issues concerning graduate students. The GSA appoints graduate student representatives to a number of university committees and governance groups. All graduate students actively enrolled are automatically members of the GSA. I can proudly say that I received my education from UCM professors who truly have my best interest at heart. JaNomia Smith, M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration Research Funding The Willard North Research Awards are named in honor of Will North, who devoted many years to fostering research activities at UCM. These awards promote and encourage the highest levels of graduate research and scholarly investigation. North was a proponent of sound research design, appropriate statistical techniques, and proper interpretation of results. Proposed projects are usually considered as joint student/faculty research or student thesis development. Proposals may be submitted at any time. In addition, the Graduate Student Research Award brings recognition and reward to the authors of exemplary research in UCM s graduate programs. Faculty members identify and submit outstanding student theses to the competition. Scholarships The Graduate Student Achievement Award, the President s Diversity Scholarship, Graduate Non-Resident Scholarship, Warren C. Lovinger Scholarship, the Reid Hemphill Outstanding Graduate Student Award and many discipline-specific scholarships are available to graduate students. A complete list of scholarships is available at ucmo.edu/graduate. 5
6 Campus activities As a graduate student at UCM, you will find services and facilities that go beyond the traditional academic experience to create a greater sense of community. Career Services The Office of Career Services helps you identify a career path, stay in touch with the job market and explore career opportunities. Highly trained specialists can help you on potential careers, résumé writing, interviewing techniques and job searches while attending school. Services include: Part-time job board Career development workshops One-on-one career counseling Career/job fairs Online job listings Child Care UCM supports two child care centers on campus. The centers are located in Foster-Knox Apartments and the community center at Central Village. Daily care routines are planned according to the age and development of the children within the classrooms. The centers provide care for children from six weeks to 10 years old, and enrollment is determined from a waiting list. To learn more about the child care centers at UCM, call Foster-Knox at or Central Village at
7 Entertainment UCM has been bringing art and entertainment to Missouri since its founding in Students participate in more than 200 clubs and organizations on campus, from rugby to pre-law, and religious groups to cultural programs. Housing and Dining UCM has alternatives to traditional residence halls to accommodate any lifestyle. Our six apartment complexes were specifically designed to provide an economical living option for all types of students, including graduate, married and family housing. Every room offers a fiber-optic Internet link, cable TV hookup and parking. library The James C. Kirkpatrick Library houses volumes of books, periodicals and other publications and print resources. It also offers electronic resources such as the Missouri Bibliographic Information User System, a powerful network that connects students, faculty and staff to a full statewide database. Professional staff members provide expert reference information in specific academic fields and leadingedge technology services are available. Student Recreation and Wellness Center Whether you need a study break or a stress reliever, UCM s Student Recreation and Wellness Center is available to you. Equipped with a running track, a rock-climbing wall, basketball courts, free weights, treadmills, stair machines, rowing machines, exercise bikes, weight machines and stretching areas, the SRWC will keep you in tip-top shape. 7 7
8 Kansas City UCM Warrensburg Jefferson City St. Louis Springfield DISTANCES Approximate Mileage/ Drive Time Lee s Summit, Mo mi /30 mins Kansas City, Mo mi /1 hr Columbia, Mo...95 mi /1.5 hrs Springfield, Mo mi /2 hrs St. Louis, Mo mi /3 hrs warrensburg Situated along Highway 50, Warrensburg is home to UCM. The university is far enough away from Kansas City (one hour) to have a true college experience, but still close enough to take advantage of all the amenities a large metropolitan city offers. From St. Louis, UCM is an easy three-hour drive west on I-70. Lee s Summit The UCM Summit Center in Lee s Summit is conveniently located at Chipman Road and Highway 50 at the Summit Technology Campus. Free and handicapped parking is available near the entrance. Additional free parking is available in nearby lots within walking distance. For more information about graduate degrees offered at Lee s Summit, visit ucmo.edu/summitcenter. Online In a fast-paced world, many things require your attention. Online courses are a popular alternative to traditional classroom learning because they allow you to maintain your responsibilities while still advancing your education. UCM offers a variety of courses online, as well as full graduate degree programs and certificates. With flexibility around your schedule and location, online courses bring your educational goals within reach. To learn more about online degrees visit ucmo.edu/ucmonline. 8 As I begin my thesis research and look toward the future, I take pride in knowing that the faculty and staff of this university have prepared me to excel. James Patten M.A. in Communication
9 COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES graduate Mass Communication Master of Arts Speech Communication Master of Arts Carol Atkinson Social Gerontology Mary Kelly 2.50 minimum undergraduate 2.50 minimum undergraduate and a minimum 2.75 in at least 15 of undergraduate communication courses Undergraduate background courses may also be required Statement of Purpose Three letters of recommendation 2.75 minimum undergraduate 31 total graduate Mass Communication: Thesis/ Research Problems/ Internship/Professional Project Seminar and Research Problems. Speech Communication: Thesis or Research Problems 32 total graduate Thesis or internship GRADUATE degree Programs Social Gerontology Graduate Certificate Mary Kelly Bachelor s degree with a 2.75 minimum undergraduate 15 total graduate Sociology Master of Arts Musa Ilu 2.75 minimum undergraduate with at least 15 of sociology or related areas 33 total graduate Thesis or internship Portfolio demonstrating knowledge and skill development Women, Gender and Sexuality Graduate Certificate Karen Bradley Bachelor s degree in any area with a 2.7 minimum undergraduate Encouraged, but not required, to complete a women s studies major before applying 12 graduate Civic engagement project For additional information, visit ucmo.edu/graduate. 9
10 GRADUATE degree Programs graduate English Master of Arts Joshua Taft Teaching English as a Second Language Master of Arts Cheryl Eason Teaching English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate Cheryl Eason 2.75 minimum undergraduate Two letters of recommendation Statement of purpose Minimum score of 575 on paper version or 90 on Internet-based version of the TOEFL, or equivalent score on the computer-based version Earn a score of five or better on the TWE 2.7 minimum undergraduate For non-native English speakers, minimum score of 565 on paper version or 85 on the Internet-based versions of TOEFL 2.7 minimum undergraduate For non-native English speakers, minimum score of 565 on paper version or 85 on the Internet-based versions of TOEFL 33 total graduate Thesis, research problems, or comprehensive exam 33 total graduate Language requirement for native speakers includes completing two semesters of a college-level foreign language or achieving a Level II on the CLEP Foreign Language Examination. For non-native speakers, language requirement includes completing the university-administered exam in spoken and written English 21 total graduate History Master of Arts Sara Sundberg 2.75 minimum undergraduate 3.0 minimum undergraduate in at least 20 of history courses 32 total graduate Thesis or additional colloquium courses Comprehensive examination Music Master of Arts Frank Fenley in music Undergraduate degree in music Completion of prerequisites for UCM graduate courses Entrance examination for proposed area of concentration 32 total graduate Comprehensive review and evaluation Theatre Master of Arts Julie Mollenkamp in major 32 total graduate Departmental qualifying examination Thesis or two research papers Written and oral examination 10 For additional information, visit ucmo.edu/graduate.
11 HARMON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES graduate Master of Business Administration Jose Mercado Emphasis Areas Accounting Ethical Strategic Leadership Finance General Information Systems Marketing Sports Business Minimum GMAT score of 400 score of 1000 based on 200 x undergraduate + GMAT or admission score of 1050 based on 200 x for last 60 undergraduate + GMAT Above requirements waived if received an undergraduate degree in business from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International with a 3.75 minimum undergraduate Undergraduate background courses may also be required for students without an undergraduate business degree total graduate 18 core and nine- to 15- in concentration area GRADUATE degree Programs Accountancy Master of Arts Janice Klimek B.S.B.A. degree with a 3.5 minimum. If the above is not met, a minimum of 2.5 undergraduate with a minimum GMAT of 400 and an admission score based on one of the following: 200 x + GMAT = 1000 or higher or 200 x for last 60 undergraduate + GMAT = 1050 or higher Undergraduate background courses may also be required 33 total graduate Nine-hour core and 24 of specialization courses CIS and Information Technology Sam Ramanujan Tracks Software Engineering Internet Technologies GRE minimum of 1000 in any two areas or GMAT minimum of 500 Undergraduate background courses may also be required 30 total graduate 15 of required graduate courses, a 12-hour track area and three of graduate electives 11
12 GRADUATE degree Programs graduate Aviation Safety John Horine Speech-Language Pathology Nancy Montgomery Suitable educational background or experience in aviation and/or safety 3.0 minimum undergraduate 3.0 minimum in undergraduate speechlanguage pathology and audiology courses Transcripts from an undergraduate program in communication disorders, with an exception for post-baccalaureate applicants GRE scores Three recommendation forms completed by university instructors, clinical instructors, or employers. Letter of intent including a professional goal statement 32 total graduate Comprehensive examination total graduate Thesis or special project 25 clock of supervised observation and 375 clock of supervised clinical practicum in direct client contact Must pass Praxis II, National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology Criminal Justice Randa Matusiak 3.00 minimum undergraduate and 3.0 graduate Undergraduate degree in criminal justice or related field Without undergraduate criminal justice degree, 15 semester of background courses in criminal justice Background courses may be waived by department graduate coordinator based on previous courses taken and/or relevant or professional experience If cumulative undegraduate is 2.75 to below 3.0, an applicant may submit minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and qualitative portions of the GRE and analytic writing score of 4.0 for review by the Criminal Justice Graduate Committee 36 total graduate Thesis or research project 12 For additional information, visit ucmo.edu/graduate.
13 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION graduate Career and Technical Education Leadership CTE Teaching Leadership CTE Administration Leadership CTE Industry Training Barton Washer Human Services/ Technology and Occupational Education Education Specialist Barton Washer 3.0 during the last 60 semester of undergraduate study or 3.5 minimum in first 12 of required graduate courses Minimum 15 undergraduate or graduate in major field of study, equivalent work experience or combination Two professional letters of recommendation Personal letter of intent 3.25 minimum graduate or 3.5 minimum in first 12 of required graduate study Master s degree in the area of specialization or completion of 15 undergraduate/graduate of appropriate background courses Two professional letters of recommendation Personal letter of intent 30 total graduate Thesis, two research papers, comprehensive examination or successful completion of Missouri Assessment Center Examination in content area 30 total graduate Thesis (unless completed for a master s degree), two scholarly research papers submitted for publication, comprehensive examination or successful completion of Missouri Assessment Center Examination in content area GRADUATE degree Programs Educational Technology Odin Jurkowski 2.75 minimum overall undergraduate or 3.0 minimum on the last 60 undergraduate Strongly recommend Bachelor of Science in Education degree 30 total graduate Internship or online development course Human Services/ Educational Technology Education Specialist Odin Jurkowski 3.25 minimum graduate Master s degree Three professional letters of recommendation 30 total graduate Thesis or Research Problems 13
14 GRADUATE degree Programs graduate Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Odin Jurkowski Master of Arts in Teaching Terrell Brown Concentrations Middle School Secondary Curriculum and Instruction in Education Terrell Brown Tracks K-12 Education Middle Level Education Secondary Education Bachelor s degree with a 2.5 minimum overall Undergraduate degree with a 2.5 minimum Approved certification plan on file with the certification office Teacher certification or professional endorsement from an NCATE or regionally accredited university Copy of last summative teaching evaluation or a letter from a school superintendent, principal or professor attesting to teaching skills and/or graduate studies potential International applicants should meet these requirements in comparable ways 15 total graduate 30 total graduate Internship including a portfolio 30 minimum total graduate EDFL 5900 or an adviser-approved alternative research course must be taken within the first 12 of a program Literacy Education in Education Terrell Brown Teacher certification or professional endorsement from an NCATE or regionally accredited university Copy of last summative teaching evaluation or a letter from a school superintendent, principal or professor attesting to teaching skills and/or graduate studies potential International applicants should meet these requirements in comparable ways 32 minimum total graduate EDFL 5900 or an adviserapproved alternative research course must be taken within the first 12 of a program Portfolio 14 For additional information, visit ucmo.edu/graduate.
15 graduate College Student Personnel Administration Robert Bowman Counseling Janelle Cowles Concentrations Elementary School Counseling Secondary School Counseling Community Counseling 2.7 minimum undergraduate or 3.0 minimum in the final 60 Writing sample describing career goals and how the academic program fits with those goals Two letters of recommendation: one from a former professor, the second from a work supervisor, 2.75 minimum in last 60 and 3.0 minimum graduate GRE minimum combined score of 900 (prior to 8/2012) or 295 (after 8/2012) verbal plus quantitative and 3.5 minimum GRE analytical writing score Résumé Three letters of recommendation prepared within the last three years Essay explaining the impact of previous employment and professional experiences upon the decision to apply to the counselor education program, reasons for seeking the Master of Science degree or Education Specialist degree and appropriate future professional goals in counseling 39 total graduate 54 total graduate GRADUATE degree Programs Human Services/ Professional Counseling Education Specialist Janelle Cowles 3.25 minimum overall graduate on master s degree, combined score of 900 (prior to 8/2012) or 295 (after 8/2012) on verbal and quantitative portions, and minimum of 3.5 analytical writing measure for provisional school counselor certificate and development psychology courses must be satisfied prior to beginning the education specialty program for students who desire elementary or secondary school counselor certificate 30 minimum total graduate Approved post-degree supervision plan is required for Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor Minimum of 3,000 of post-degree supervised experience when applying for licensure based on a master s degree Minimum of 1,500 of post-degree supervised experience when applying for licensure based on an education specialist s degree 15
16 GRADUATE degree Programs graduate Elementary School Administration in Education Secondary School Administration in Education Doug Thomas 2.75 minimum overall undergraduate or 3.0 during last 60 undergraduate semester. If the above requirements are not met, 3.5 minimum in first 12 of required graduate courses Combined score of 900 on the GRE Proof of Missouri teaching certificate and teaching experience 34 total graduate Two semesters of internship Satisfactory completion of School Leader Licensure Assessment is required for certification by the state An appliant for an initial principal s certificate must receive a recommendation for certification from the director of Clinical Services and Certification Recommendation will be based upon the completion of all requirements established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, including an approved program of at least 24 semester of graduate credit focused upon administration and supervision of either the elementary or secondary school School Administration/ Elementary School Principalship Education Specialist School Administration/ Secondary School Principalship Education Specialist School Administration/ Superintendency Education Specialist Doug Thomas 3.25 minimum overall graduate Master;s degree in educational administration or in a certifiable area recognized in Missouri, from a college or university meeting consent of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education If the applicant does not have initial school administrator s certification, the program will include the required courses If above requirements are not met, 3.5 during the first 9 and combined score of 950 on the GRE or 3.5 during the first nine and a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment 30 total graduate Two semesters of internship Satisfactory completion of School Leader Licensure Assessment is required for certification by the state An appliant for an initial principal s certificate must receive a recommendation for certification from the director of Clinical Services and Certification Recommendation will be based upon the completion of all requirements established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, including an approved program of at least 24 semester of graduate credit focused upon administration and supervision of either the elementary or secondary school 16 For additional information, visit ucmo.edu/graduate.
17 graduate Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Doctor of Education Conferred by the University of Missouri Sandy Hutchinson Library Science and Information Services Pat Antrim Human Services/ Learning Resources Education Specialist Pat Antrim Master s or Education Specialist degree Substantial goal of educational leadership GRE scores Undergraduate and graduate Evaluation of writing assessment Personal interview through the University of Missouri 2.75 minimum undergraduate Three letters of recommendation 3.25 minimum graduate Earned master s degree Three letters of recommendation Personal interview Required coursework is to be completed within two years Dissertation 36 minimum total graduate Thesis or research paper 30 minimum total graduate Thesis and research GRADUATE degree Programs K-12 Special Education in Education Jerry Neal 2.75 minimum or 3.0 minimum in last 60 undergraduate credit Valid teaching certificate or a degree in speech-language pathology GRE scores Minimum of 3.0 on GRE analytical writing section 32 minimum total graduate Internship 17
18 GRADUATE degree Programs graduate Elementary Education/ Curriculum and Instruction in Education Nicole Nickens graduate Proof of teacher certification or professional endorsement from an NCATE or regionally accredited university Copy of summative teaching evaluation or a letter from a school superintendent, principal or professor attesting to teaching skills and/or graduate studies potential COLLEGE OF HEALTH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 30 total graduate Biology John Gole in biology and 2.5 overall 30 minimum semester in biology, 8 of chemistry, and one statistics course Letter of Intent and 3 references 32 or 35 total graduate Oral examination Thesis and department seminar or project in lieu of a thesis, plus additional approval of electives Environmental Studies Master of Arts John Gole Minimum of 10 semester in science, including ecology or environmental science Letter of Intent and 3 references 32 minimum total graduate Thesis or research project in lieu of a thesis Applied Mathematics Shing So 3.0 minimum in upper level mathematics courses Undergraduate major in mathematics or coursework equivalent to a UCM major in mathematics 30 total graduate Thesis or comprehensive examination 18 For additional information, visit ucmo.edu/graduate.
19 graduate Mathematics Shing So Computer Science Mahmoud Yousef 3.0 minimum in upperlevel mathematics courses Undergraduate major in mathematics or coursework equivalent to a UCM major in mathematics 2.8 minimum undergraduate Minimum combined score of 291 (1000 using the old scale) in verbal and quantitative reasoning; or graduate of UCM or a nationally accredited college/university with a computer science degree and 3.5 minimum ; or earned or more advanced degree in a closely related discipline International applicants whose native language is not English and do not have a U.S. degree are required to take the TOEFL. A minimum score of 550 on the paper version, 213 on the computerbased, or 79 on the internetbased TOEFL is required. IELT scores are also accepted at UCM. The TOEFL requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit or have earned a bachelor s or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. Regular graduate students should have a band score of minimum total graduate Thesis or comprehensive examination 30 total graduate Internship Master project or non-project requirement, thesis GRADUATE degree Programs Psychology David Kreiner 3.0 minimum in at least 12 of undergraduate psychology courses or 3.0 minimum in at least 12 of graduate psychology courses Three letters of recommendation Statement of purpose GRE required; preference given to applicants with a score of 1000 or higher in verbal and quantitative reasoning and writing proficiency exam 37 minimum total graduate Thesis 19
20 GRADUATE degree Programs graduate Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate Keshav Bhattarai Industrial Hygiene John Zey Bachelor s degree No course prerequisite in geography or cognate fields, although coursework in map interpretation, cartography and data management would facilitate GIS skills development 3.0 minimum cumulative undergraduate in major Coursework must include one year of chemistry (including organic), one year of biology (including mammalian or human physiology), one year of math (including statistics), one semester of physics that includes a lab, and a Safety and Health Lab course or equivalent GRE scores Essay 15 minimum total graduate Coursework 35 minimum total graduate Thesis or research Occupational Safety Management John Zey Essay Coursework must include a semester of business or industrial management, semester of behavioral science, one semester of two different college-level science classes 33 minimum total graduate Thesis or research 20